February 24, 2023
City Manager's Update
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Community News and Updates
City Roads Stay Smooth and Safe Roads Due To Annual Street Maintenance Work
To ensure smooth safe roads, the City is committed to providing a well-maintained road system for the community - and that's one of the best. Each year, City crews apply a slurry seal to a portion, one seventh, of Coronado’s public streets to refresh the existing asphalt surfaces. The slurry seal maintenance program extends the life of the city's existing street surface and minimizes future costly repairs as the asphalt pavement degrades. 

In the spring, a City contractor will begin working on the slurry seal project along Glorietta Boulevard, south of Fourth Street, and on other streets throughout the city. Businesses and residents near the affected areas will be informed before work begins. The contractor will also take steps to control traffic while the street improvements are underway. 
Parker Pump Station Construction Moving Forward
The City is currently investing $26 million to replace the existing aging Parker Pump Station with a new pump station. This critical infrastructure, located at Eighth Street and Coronado Avenue, is responsible for collecting storm water and sanitary sewer flows. The construction is moving forward, and the contractor is making progress. The materials and deliveries continue to be secured, which is significant, especially in an era disrupted by supply chains, because it will minimize schedule impacts.

Sound abatement barriers have been installed along portions of the property lines. Beginning on March 1, the intersection at Eighth Street and Coronado Avenue will be closed for an extended period of time for the construction.

Meet the Hottest Contemporary Authors In Person
The Coronado Public Library is offering a chance to meet some of the hottest contemporary authors in the coming weeks. The “Meet the Authors” series is a partnership between the Coronado Public Library and Warwick’s bookstore.

The authors include Emmy winners, Academy Award nominees, and Pulitzer finalists, who will introduce their latest works and take questions from the audience. 

For the list of events, please check the Coronado Public Library website.

City Still Seeking Applicants for Civil Service Commission
The City is still seeking interested residents to serve on the Civil Service Commission. The Commission members are responsible for interpreting and administering Civil Service rules and regulations concerning all City employees.
For more information or to apply, contact the City Clerk’s Office at 619.522.7320 or check the information on the City's website. 

The City's Household Hazardous Waste Collection is held the second and fourth Saturday of each month. However, this Saturday, February 25, the facility will be closed due to forecasted inclement weather.

The next collection date will be Saturday, March 11 from 9 am to 2 pm at the Public Services Facility, located at 101 B Avenue. Please have your driver's license handy for check-in and wait in your vehicle for one of the collectors to assist you. The purpose of the HHW program is to provide safe and convenient disposal of items that should not be mixed with the regular trash. This service is for Coronado residents only.
New Volleyball Net Installed at Mathewson Park
Recently, the City's Public Services team installed a new volleyball net at the recently renovated Mathewson Park, often referred to as Pomona Park. Volleyball is now available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The new net provides a fun place for outdoor health, wellness, and exercise opportunities. The volleyball is located next to the playgrounds and is a great outdoor activity for groups to get together and have fun. 

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day & Green Day Healthy Eating
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and "Green Day Healthy Eating" with your child at fun classes in the Community Center. The Kiss Me I’m Irish: A St. Patrick’s Day Cooking Class is on Saturday, March 1, and the Eat Your Colors Cooking Workshop – Green Day is on Thursday, March 16.

These one-day interactive cooking workshops provide a fun opportunity for children ages 5-12 to attend with their parent or other adult companion to create Irish treats and healthy dishes.  

Community Programs & Events
Spoilers Book Club: "Hidden Figures" by Margot Lee

The Spoilers Book Club reads books that are turned into movies. The Club will discuss the book's Hidden Figures, which is about three female African American mathematicians who provide crucial calculations for NASA's space race, all the while dealing with the racist and sexist assumptions.

The Spoilers Book Club will meet on February 25 at 2 pm in the
Winn Room. Details here.
Plan Camp Time for the Upcoming Spring Break

Spring Break is coming the week of March 27 through March 31. A great way for your child to spend this week out of school is camp.

Space is available in the Spring Break Musical Theater Camp, Disney’s Descendants 3, Multi-Sport Spring Break Camp, and Skatelife Skateboard Spring Break Camp.

View details on the camps and browse adult activities in the Spring Recreation Guide here.

Public Meeting Calendar
*Meetings are subject to cancellation.

Coronado Tourism Improvement District
Mar. 2, 2:00 pm
City Council Chamber

Street Tree Committee
Mar. 2, 2:30 pm
Public Services Facility

Cultural Arts Commission
Mar. 2, 4:30 pm
City Council Chamber

City Council Meeting
Mar. 7, 4:00 pm
City Council Chamber

Design Review Commission
Mar. 8, 3:00 pm
City Council Chamber

Spreckels Center Advisory Commission
Mar. 9, 11:00 am
John D. Spreckels Center

Mobility Commission
Mar. 9, 3:00 pm
City Council Chamber

Civic Service Commission
Mar. 9, 5:30 pm
City Council Chamber
City Council Meeting Schedule
The next City Council meeting takes place on March 7, at 4 pm in the City Council Chambers, located at 1825 Strand Way.

Review Council agendas and minutes and watch live or archived meetings on the City's website.

Arts & Culture

Four on Friday: Find out the four hottest upcoming arts and cultural events going on in Coronado with "Four on Friday," a feature brought to you by CoronadoARTS.com. Click on the Four On Friday logo to view this week's edition.
PAWS: Pets of the Week
Crista is a thirteen-year-old cat who has returned to PAWS after living in her home for ten years. She loves to be brushed and is looking for a home that will provide consistent care and dedication.
Charles is a two-year-old Labrador mix and is shy and reserved. He is comfortable around mature, confident dogs and would do well in a home with an older pet. Charles is two years old and is smart and ready to please.
Rose is a fully grown mixed breed who is a little over one years old. Spunky, with a very sweet demeanor, Rose likes other dogs and would be a great match for someone looking for an active dog to go for long walks or runs.
To find out more about these pets, go online to PAWS of Coronado, which operates the City’s Animal Care Facility.